Rooftop drama

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A ROOFTOP drama ended safely after firefighters rescued a man from a window sill 120ft above Wigan’s streets.

The unnamed 39-year-old had been initially threatening to take his own life and was sitting on the 6ins ledge on an upper floor of Boyswell House, Scholes, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police negotiators were brought in and spoke to the man, who was on the 12th floor.

And then the fire brigade’s new Technical Response Unit was called. They went onto the roof, set up a winch and a firefighter was lowered on a harness to the man, who by now wanted to come down.

He too was put in a harness and the pair were lowered to the ground and the man was detained under the Mental Health Act.